Artiodactyla Photos

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Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females, Cervus canadensis, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19693  
Bull elk spar to establish harems of females, Gibbon Meadow, Cervus canadensis, Gibbon Meadows, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Bull elk spar to establish harems of females, Gibbon Meadow.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Gibbon Meadows, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13151  
Mule deer in tall grass, fall, autumn, Odocoileus hemionus, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Mule deer in tall grass, fall, autumn.
Species: Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19577  
Adult female moose in deep meadow grass near Christian Creek, Alces alces, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Adult female moose in deep meadow grass near Christian Creek.
Species: Moose, Alces alces
Location: Christian Creek, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13039  
The bisons massive head is its most characteristic feature. Its forehead bulges because of its convex-shaped frontal bone. Its shoulder hump, dwindling bowlike to the haunches, is supported by unusually long spinal vertebrae. Over powerful neck and shoulder muscles grows a great shaggy coat of curly brown fur, and over the head, like an immense hood, grows a shock of black hair. Its forequarters are higher and much heavier than its haunches. A mature bull stands about 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) at the shoulder and weighs more than 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). The bisons horns are short and black. In the male they are thick at the base and taper abruptly to sharp points as they curve outward and upward; the females horns are more slender, Bison bison, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The bisons massive head is its most characteristic feature. Its forehead bulges because of its convex-shaped frontal bone. Its shoulder hump, dwindling bowlike to the haunches, is supported by unusually long spinal vertebrae. Over powerful neck and shoulder muscles grows a great shaggy coat of curly brown fur, and over the head, like an immense hood, grows a shock of black hair. Its forequarters are higher and much heavier than its haunches. A mature bull stands about 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) at the shoulder and weighs more than 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). The bisons horns are short and black. In the male they are thick at the base and taper abruptly to sharp points as they curve outward and upward; the females horns are more slender.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13120  
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females, Cervus canadensis, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19697  
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females, Cervus canadensis, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19698  
Elk, bull elk, adult male elk with large set of antlers.  By September, this bull elk's antlers have reached their full size and the velvet has fallen off. This bull elk has sparred with other bulls for access to herds of females in estrous and ready to mate, Cervus canadensis, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Elk, bull elk, adult male elk with large set of antlers. By September, this bull elk's antlers have reached their full size and the velvet has fallen off. This bull elk has sparred with other bulls for access to herds of females in estrous and ready to mate.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19721  
A male moose, bull moose, on snow covered field, near Cooke City, Alces alces, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
A male moose, bull moose, on snow covered field, near Cooke City.
Species: Moose, Alces alces
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19680  
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers.  This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, Cervus canadensis roosevelti, Redwood National Park, California
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers. This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Species: Roosevelt elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti
Location: Redwood National Park, California
Image ID: 25890  
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers.  This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, Cervus canadensis roosevelti, Redwood National Park, California
Roosevelt elk, adult bull male with large antlers. This bull elk has recently shed the velvet that covers its antlers. While an antler is growing, it is covered with highly vascular skin called velvet, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the growing bone; once the antler has achieved its full size, the velvet is lost and the antler's bone dies. This dead bone structure is the mature antler, which is itself shed after each mating season. Roosevelt elk grow to 10' and 1300 lb, eating grasses, sedges and various berries, inhabiting the coastal rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.
Species: Roosevelt elk, Cervus canadensis roosevelti
Location: Redwood National Park, California
Image ID: 25878  
Mixed Herd of Wildebeest and Zebra, aerial photo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Equus quagga
Mixed Herd of Wildebeest and Zebra, aerial photo, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Species: Zebra, Equus quagga
Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Image ID: 29823  
Panorama dimensions: 1963 x 5760
Maasai Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Maasai Giraffe, Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Species: Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Image ID: 29960  
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females, Cervus canadensis, Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Male elk bugling during the fall rut. Large male elk are known as bulls. Male elk have large antlers which are shed each year. Male elk engage in competitive mating behaviors during the rut, including posturing, antler wrestling and bugling, a loud series of screams which is intended to establish dominance over other males and attract females.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Madison River, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19700  
Bull elk in sage brush with large rack of antlers during the fall rut (mating season).  This bull elk has sparred with other bulls to establish his harem of females with which he hopes to mate, Cervus canadensis, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Bull elk in sage brush with large rack of antlers during the fall rut (mating season). This bull elk has sparred with other bulls to establish his harem of females with which he hopes to mate.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 19718  
Maasai Giraffe, Amboseli National Park, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Maasai Giraffe, Amboseli National Park.
Species: Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Location: Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Image ID: 29563  
Hippopotamus, Meru National Park, Kenya, Hippopotamus amphibius
Hippopotamus, Meru National Park, Kenya.
Species: Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
Location: Meru National Park, Kenya
Image ID: 29663  
Waterbuck, Meru National Park, Kenya, Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Waterbuck, Meru National Park, Kenya.
Species: Waterbuck, Kobus ellipsiprymnus
Location: Meru National Park, Kenya
Image ID: 29694  
Maasai Giraffe, two males in courtship combat, jousting, Olare Orok Conservancy, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Maasai Giraffe, two males in courtship combat, jousting, Olare Orok Conservancy.
Species: Masai giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Location: Olare Orok Conservancy, Kenya
Image ID: 30069  
Wildebeest Herd, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, Connochaetes taurinus
Wildebeest Herd, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.
Species: Wildebeest, Connochaetes taurinus
Location: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Image ID: 29782  
Bison herd, Bison bison, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Bison herd.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13000  
Bison, Bison bison, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Bison.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13002  
Mother and calf moose wade through meadow grass near Christian Creek, Alces alces, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Mother and calf moose wade through meadow grass near Christian Creek.
Species: Moose, Alces alces
Location: Christian Creek, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13037  
Mother moose grazes in Christian Creek while its calf watches nearby, Alces alces, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Mother moose grazes in Christian Creek while its calf watches nearby.
Species: Moose, Alces alces
Location: Christian Creek, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13038  
Mother moose grazes in Christian Creek while its calf watches nearby, Alces alces, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Mother moose grazes in Christian Creek while its calf watches nearby.
Species: Moose, Alces alces
Location: Christian Creek, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13043  
Pronghorn antelope, Lamar Valley.  The Pronghorn is the fastest North American land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. The pronghorns speed is its main defense against predators, Antilocapra americana, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Pronghorn antelope, Lamar Valley. The Pronghorn is the fastest North American land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. The pronghorns speed is its main defense against predators.
Species: Pronghorn antelope, Antilocapra americana
Location: Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13080  
The Lamar herd of bison grazes, a mix of mature adults and young calves, Bison bison, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The Lamar herd of bison grazes, a mix of mature adults and young calves.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13123  
The Lamar herd of bison grazes, a mix of mature adults and young calves, Bison bison, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
The Lamar herd of bison grazes, a mix of mature adults and young calves.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13132  
A herd of bison grazes near the Lamar River, Bison bison, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
A herd of bison grazes near the Lamar River.
Species: American bison, Bison bison
Location: Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13145  
Bull elk, antlers bearing velvet, Gibbon Meadow. Elk are the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone National Park. More than 30,000 elk from 8 different herds summer in Yellowstone and approximately 15,000 to 22,000 winter in the park. Bulls grow antlers annually from the time they are nearly one year old. When mature, a bulls rack may have 6 to 8 points or tines on each side and weigh more than 30 pounds. The antlers are shed in March or April and begin regrowing in May, when the bony growth is nourished by blood vessels and covered by furry-looking velvet, Cervus canadensis, Gibbon Meadows
Bull elk, antlers bearing velvet, Gibbon Meadow. Elk are the most abundant large mammal found in Yellowstone National Park. More than 30,000 elk from 8 different herds summer in Yellowstone and approximately 15,000 to 22,000 winter in the park. Bulls grow antlers annually from the time they are nearly one year old. When mature, a bulls rack may have 6 to 8 points or tines on each side and weigh more than 30 pounds. The antlers are shed in March or April and begin regrowing in May, when the bony growth is nourished by blood vessels and covered by furry-looking velvet.
Species: Elk, Cervus canadensis
Location: Gibbon Meadows, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Image ID: 13154  
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